12 Dead, 25 Injured In Kaduna-Abuja Road Accident
The crash which involved a trailer was caused by a combination of speeding, road defects, driving against the direction of traffic, and loss of control.
During a visit to the scene of the incident, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the trailer veered off the road pavement and overturned due to over speeding.
He disclosed that the 25 injured victims were receiving treatment in the hospital, noting that some livestock also perished in the accident.
In addition, the commissioner led extensive patrols along the Kaduna-Abuja highway to enforce compliance with the ban on driving against the direction of traffic.
Aruwan warned motorists to be mindful of the inherent danger involved in driving against traffic and the need for them to maintain their lane.
Twelve (12) persons were killed in the crash, with 25 injured, who are now receiving treatment in hospital. Several livestock also perished in the accident.
A crane was deployed to retrieve two dead bodies mutilated and trapped underneath the wreckage of the trailer.
The scene of the crash has been cleared, and security agencies have ensured the normal movement of traffic along the route.
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed sadness over the report of the fatal accident, commiserating with the families of the deceased while wishing the injured a quick recovery.
The Governor appealed asked motorists to avoid overspeeding, overloading, reckless driving, and driving against the flow of traffic which was prohibited by Kaduna State Government a week ago.